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Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef

By blocking some of the sunlight hitting the reefs, conservationists hope to dial down the rapid decline of coral.<p>Conservationists are working hard to save the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Diagnoses of its health have gone from bad to dire to critical. The reef system, a world wonder and habitat for …

Great Barrier Reef

With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

Asian states are becoming increasingly interested and involved in the Arctic region. This signal was sent in 2013 when four Asian states were …

What is the difference between nationality and citizenship?

IN OCTOBER, when Theresa May’s political future still looked bright, the British prime minister chastised her opponents: “If you believe you’re a …

British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday (June 24) designed to identify weak e-mail …

Cybersecurity

Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean | Reuters

ACHILL ISLAND, Ireland (Reuters) - A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.<p>Dooagh beach is seen after a storm returned sand to it, 30 years after …

Ireland

Comin’ to America no more: the “Trump Slump” in travel is costing the U.S. billions

<b>(Getty/Jessica Kourkounis)</b><p>This is where all that nationalist nuttery gets you<p>Kali Holloway<p>March 31, 2017 11:04am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Well, that didn’t take long. People around the world have taken a look at Donald Trump and decided his America is not a place they want …

Donald Trump

Seven global attractions ruined by tourism: From tobogganing at the Great Wall of China to playing golf at Pyramids of Giza

It's been standing haphazardly for more than 800 years but the Leaning Tower of Pisa has a new rival on its way: a 56m ferris wheel that will …

Hollywood inspires 'movie tourism' claims Lastminute.com, as La La Land surges LA search

Movies open up viewers to a world of possibilities introducing them to people, places and scenarios they may not have otherwise experienced.<p>Data from …

Trump Proposes a Travel Ban: What It Really Means

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to impose an executive order which would ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations, …

Immigration

Trump’s Travel Ban Draws Growing Opposition From Tourism Executives

The travel industry responded by turns critically and cautiously to President Trump’s executive order issued last week that bans travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.<p>The order applies to citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria …

Tourism

Grading Obamacare: Successes, Failures and ‘Incompletes’

<i>We’ve updated this article with the news that Republicans abandoned a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged, Obamacare is still “the law of the land.”</i><p>Did Obamacare work?<p>It’s worth reflecting upon after President Trump and House Republicans failed on Friday …

Health Care

Achieving a fair, equal society is a collective responsibility

Ocean Conservation -Why and How?

Oceans

Nature tourism at the top of Singapore's agenda with two new wildlife parks to add to its appeal

In Singapore, ground has been broken on a new eco-tourism hub that will build on the city’s already considerable appeal for nature tourism. The development is located in Mendai, home to the popular Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari, and will add to these attractions with two brand new …

Earth - Sharks are helping the Philippines recover from a typhoon

At dawn on Friday 8 November 2013, exactly three years ago, the Philippines was struck by the deadliest typhoon in its history: Typhoon Haiyan.<p>The first point of impact was the eastern province of Guiuan. From there the 370-mile-wide storm travelled west across the country, devastating its …

Fish

Britney Spears Kills It at the VMAs Like She Never Left the Stage At All

Don't call it a comeback.<p>Nine freakin' years—it's been that long since Britney Spears last graced the MTV Video Music Awards stage, but with tonight's provocative showing, it's like she never even left.<p>With an intro from Kim Kardashian West and some shadow puppets, the reigning princess of pop sang …

Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid Olympics

BRASILIA (AFP) - Pregnant women should not travel to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics because of the risk of fetal brain damage caused by the Zika virus, …

Brazil

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan calls for greater liberalisation of aviation policies

SINGAPORE - The number of air passengers within Asean has tripled in the last decade, while the number of flight routes has increased by almost 40 …

Civil Aviation

Singapore Airshow 2016: Open skies plan for EU, Asean taking off

Ambitious plans for open skies between Europe and South-east Asia are progressing well, European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said after …

Civil Aviation

Singapore's tourism receipts fall for the first time since 2009, after global financial crisis

SINGAPORE - Tourism receipts in 2015 declined for the first time in six years, amid an uncertain economic outlook and the tightening of purse strings …

Tourism

Fukushima disaster zone now hot spot for 'dark tourism'

NAMIE (Japan) • Mr Shinichi Niitsuma enthusiastically shows visitors the attractions of the small town of Namie: its tsunami-hit coastline, abandoned …

Mutations

Changi named World's Best Airport for fourth year running

Changi Airport has been crowned the World's Best Airport for the fourth consecutive time in an annual global survey which polls air travellers.<p>It …

Travelers